The Distributed File System (DFS) functions provide the ability to logically group shares on multiple servers and to transparently link shares into a single hierarchical namespace. Here are two main DFS features.
DFS was built with these Windows server features
We use DFS and the above Windows server features daily for on-premise works. However, when it comes to remote access, there are also Office 365 OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Azure Files, Dropbox, Box, ShareFile and etc public cloud storage services that compete with the Windows file server platform for your data.
Shall you manually copy files between DFS file shares and public cloud storage services for remote file access? Or shall we add modern cloud services to DFS infrastructure and elevate DFS into the cloud!
Gladinet Triofox can be used by businesses to quickly enable secure remote access and mobile access to file servers without using a VPN, and without the lengthy copying or synchronizing to external storage services such as Office 365, Dropbox, or Box. Later on, Triofox can leverage more from the cloud for business continuity.
When more and more businesses practice social distancing at a time of a global pandemics, We're certainly seeing a lot more interest in faster ways to facilitate work from home use cases without compromising data privacy, security or compliance.
So we strongly encourage you to use Triofox and any other resources at your disposal to simplify remote work. For example, Triofox’s ability to simplify remote file server access could be critical for a company that depends on internal file servers.
Triofox is a web server that accepts file requests from client agents over the HTTPS/SSL protocol. These requests are then translated into Active Directory authentication, DFS lookup, and file server network share access protected by NTFS permissions. The file is sent back via HTTPS/SSL to the client agents when all permission checks have passed. Triofox uses this approach to combine the power of a mapped drive with the simplicity of web browsing and the security of a VPN!